Trendy pixie haircuts for women over 50 are typically cut shorter at the back and sides of the head and get longer on top. A short ‘do that works with almost all hair textures – there’s a lot to love about the pixie cut!
A pixie is a timeless look that picks no age and is low maintenance. It’s stylish and can add tons of volume to your tresses. That’s why it is one of the top choices for ladies above 50!
Paige Patrick, owner of Urban Society Salon in Indiana, gave me information about pixie haircuts. “After hitting 50, the hair becomes finer, and a short pixie will allow the hair to appear fuller. A sassy short style also updates a mature woman’s style. Going shorter puts all the focus on your face, lifts you, and shows off your neck and body.”
The most important parts of the pixie haircut are the back and around the ears. “If your hairstylist nails that perfect shape in the back, it will take 10 years off your look. Not to mention, it’s a piece of cake to style,” Paige shared.
Her top styling pointers? “My most recommended product for a pixie cut is a good paste like Evo’s Box o’ Bollox. This paste gives the perfect malleable hold with very little shine. A paste will allow a short cut to come to life by showing off the shape more. Take 10 minutes every day to style your pixie cut. Keep up with it every 4 weeks to look more put together and well kept.”
If you’re going from a long haircut to a pixie, ask your stylist if you can slowly go shorter every appointment. “Working up to a short length will help build your confidence over time. This also allows you to make a good decision for yourself over time,” Paige advised.
Ready to join the pixie club? The most up-to-date trends are coming your way! Take a look at these trendy pixie haircuts for women over 50, or feel free to check out our comprehensive pixie cut guide.
#1: Flattering Bronde Shaggy Pixie
Who says you can’t rock a shaggy cut? A flattering, shaggy pixie looks elegant on women over 50 with a golden bronde shade of hair! Layers form a natural volume, giving your look more life than usual.
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#2: Jet Black Pixie with a Money Piece
Choosing a jet-black pixie cut is a stylish and inventive way to blend natural graying shades into a fresh hairstyle. This hairstyle combines natural silver elements with a bold black color. If you want to mix your natural color into a fashionable haircut, consider this blend of gray and black.
#3: Choppy Side-Swept Pixie Cut
This choppy, side-swept pixie cut is an excellent choice for those looking to move to a shorter hairstyle as they age. Consult with your stylist about ways to add texture to your hair, such as point cutting, razor cutting, or texturizing. Using these techniques on a short haircut, like the side-swept pixie cut, can make it look even more vibrant.
#4: Long Pixie with Dark Tones
Stay away from aging hairstyles. Opting for a stylish pixie gives a modern touch and coverage due to a soft, sweeping, full fringe. For a cleaner look, taper the cut towards the nape. The hair can be cut around the ears for a sharper look or left longer if you prefer to tuck it behind your ears.
#5: Hawaiian-Inspired Wispy Pixie Cut
Consider a Hawaiian-inspired wispy pixie cut if you’re a woman over 50. These short Hawaiian hairstyles work well with natural waves and are easy to manage. Adding extra texture shows off movement and the cut’s wispy ends. It’s a great style if you have medium-textured hair and want to give it some body.
#6: Short Brunette Pixie with a Side Part
A short brunette pixie with a side part is a trendy hairstyle for women aged 50 and above. This cut offers a perfect, sleek look as we age while maintaining a playful and youthful vibe. The side part adds dimension and softness to the overall style and will complement various face shapes. With its low-maintenance nature, this is one of the best pixie cuts for older women who want to simplify their daily hair routine without sacrificing style. Whether you have thick or fine hair, this cut can suit your specific hair type.
#7: Dirty Blonde Balayage on a Pixie
A dirty blonde balayage on a pixie haircut rejuvenates aging hair and adds a lively touch. Discuss a maintenance plan with your stylist if you consider going for this style. This will ensure your hair stays vibrant and well-groomed.
#8: Ageless Pixie with Elegance
The elegant, ageless pixie cut has timeless beauty, and it’s a great choice for women in their 50s seeking a chic look. The haircut features short hair at the back and sides but keeps a slightly longer length on top for volume and versatility. The cut’s elegance enhances facial features and gives a youthful appearance. To achieve the look, begin with slightly damp hair. Apply a volumizing mousse for added texture and body. Use a round brush and a blow dryer to lift the hair at the roots and create volume. Finish by applying a small amount of smoothing oil to define and shape the hair.
#9: White-Gray Pixie for Thin Hair
If you want to maximize thin hair, try a white-gray pixie. Combining short, textured tresses and super light hair color will create an illusion of density and thicker hair.
#10: Chic Wixie Haircut
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance haircut, a chic wixie haircut may be a perfect fit. The wixie cut is modern and will make you look youthful and confident. The cut is versatile, customizable, and easy to maintain. Styling your hair is also easy and effortless. Use volumizing mousse for added texture and volume. The result is a stylish look that will make you stand out in any crowd.
#11: Alluring White Pixie Cut with Fringe
The white pixie cut with fringe is a lovely option for women in their 50s due to its stunning beauty. This hairstyle blends the elegance of a pixie cut and the charm of a fringe, making a modern look that can take off 10 years. Stylists craft the cut carefully, removing weight from the sides to give a soft and flattering shape. The white color boosts uniqueness and raises the overall appeal. This style suits women who want a short, easy-care haircut that doesn’t compromise style. This hairdo is flexible and can match different face shapes and hair textures.
#12: Lived-In Pixie Cut with Fringe
Try this lived-in pixie with a fringe if you want a new short haircut. This is a great option if you have aging hair and want a youthful look. The French-inspired fringe adds a lot of softness around the face.
#13: White Spiky Pixie with a Messy Top
A white spiky cut with a messy top is very trendy right now. If you desire an edgy style, you can get away with a spiky style in your fifties. Ask your stylist for a soft texture pixie with disconnected layers in the crown. You will want to use a root booster and some texture paste to spike it up.
#14: Face-Framing Pixie Hair with Rounded Bangs and Layers
For ladies rocking their 50s, a short textured cut with rounded layers can be a flattering choice. To keep your style looking its best, make sure to have the layers cut evenly around the face for a more natural look. Use a texturizing cream to give your textured ends a more defined style. For added volume, use a volumizing mousse.
#15: Icy Blonde Pixie Cut with Choppy Bangs
A pixie cut with choppy bangs is a very stylish look for women over 50. Doing an icy blonde will give your cut more texture and dimension. When going from a dark color to an icy blonde, you may want to consider changing your makeup and the color of the clothes you wear. Because the change in hair color can make your skin tone appear different.
#16: Blonde Pixie Undercut
A blonde pixie undercut is a great choice for women over 50. It’s for women who want to modernize their look without compromising style. This timeless haircut can help you stay ahead of the trends as your hair ages. It gives you an effortless yet polished appearance.
#17: Tousled Brunette Pixie with Fringe
A tousled brunette pixie with a fringe is everything you’d want in a pixie haircut… it’s trendy, feminine, and sophisticated! If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, you will love this haircut because it will bounce up and make those waves and curls come to life again. Keeping your fringe a little longer will camouflage a high forehead and make long, thin faces appear fuller. Pixie cut hair styles for ladies above 50 require more frequent trips to the salon than other styles.
#18: Blue and Purple Pixie
A blue-purple pixie for older women is a creative way to change up the classic style. Women over 50 have a range when choosing their next style. However, one may shy away from unnatural colors. Yet, finding vivid colors in the maturing clientele has been more common. With shade ranges, the colors can be as soft and pastel or as vibrant as the woman’s complexion or preference will complement.
#19: Sweet Silver Pixie with Sideburns
If you rock your natural hair color but need a more manageable style, consider a textured pixie. Because your aging hair needs a cut that helps your hair behave, texturizing removes bulk. Also, it allows your hair to lay flatter to the sides. If you prefer more volume on top, remember to ask your stylist to texture your hair the way you style it. This will help make your style easier.
#20: Chic Pixie Cut with Wispy Fringe
A chic pixie with wispy bangs is an edgy yet refined way to share one’s personality through style. To create this look at the salon, a professional would add texture using advanced cutting skills with the shears or razor. While at home, the style can be created through various methods — air dry, heat, or dry style. Styling aids like blowout gels and pastes can add personality per each wear day.
#21: Extra Long Side-Swept Pixie
An extra long side-swept pixie is a youthful and sassy style that would wear well on a mature woman. Skillful styling of the side-swept fringe creates a curtain of hair over maturing features while drawing attention to style.
#22: Dark Auburn Pixie with Sideburns
Consider a dark auburn pixie with sideburns if you love a shorter haircut that frames your face and hugs the shape of your head with a feminine touch. Using a razor technique to cut your layers rather than just using shears can accentuate your haircut even more, creating more texture. Keeping a longer side bang with shorter layers will give your hair volume and shape.
#23: Classy and Long Pixie
Here’s a classy and long pixie chop for you to wear in your 50s. The result will be stunning by adding texture to your golden blonde tresses.
#24: Asymmetrical Pixie for Gray Hair
Here’s proof of how versatile the asymmetrical haircuts are! Opt for a stunning asymmetrical pixie for gray hair like yours. Waves create movement while making the layers more emphasized. It looks trendy and, sure, can grant you a younger-looking edge.
#25: Feathered Pixie for Fine Hair
Show off your chocolate brown locks with more flow and texture than anybody else’s! Looking so astonishing, here’s the ideal feathered pixie for fine hair like yours. The outcome is guaranteed to look classic and remarkable on you.
#26: The Perfect Pixie for Thick Hair
The perfect pixie for thick hair is here! For a lovely woman like you who has thick hair, soft layers will remove the bulkiness from your look. Added bangs to embellish your brown locks make the entire cut more feminine and relaxed.
#27: Simple Pixie
Turn a simple pixie cut into an extra exciting one. Opting for more layers means achieving a more voluminous and textured look. And yes—you can flaunt your silver-white blonde locks in a pixie chop. May the color be natural or not, you would still look astonishing after all.
#28: Super Short Pixie Cut
Cool and sassy! A super short pixie cut will bring out more of your edginess. The chop isn’t the only one that feels breezy, but its icy blonde shade looks fresh, too.
#29: Straight Pixie Haircut
Dazzle everyone who sees you with a stunning straight pixie haircut for women over 50. As a blonde beauty in your 50s, its volume and texture certainly fit your shade.
#30: Grey Rounded Pixie
To provide you with a unique look, here’s the grey rounded pixie cut for ladies over 50 with a v-shaped cut at the nape. With the right amount of layers at the back of your head, its result will be voluminous, for sure. It’s also excellent with money pieces to frame your face and give you a more radiant outcome.
#31: Pixie Cut with Long Bangs
It’s for a woman over 50 who, like you, prefers to keep her look simple and sophisticated! Notice how a pixie cut with long bangs works great on dense tresses. A deep black shade of locks plus a stylish pixie cut gives a fuller-looking finish that you’ll adore.
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#32: Textured Pixie with Glasses
Wear a textured cut with glasses, and look beautiful every single day! The cut and style will give your blonde locks an appearance of glamour, no matter what. The pixie haircuts for older women prove how shorter hair at any age never fails to bring out the volume, even without effort.
#33: Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
It’s edgy, dimensional, and, above all, makes you younger-looking! A pixie with side-swept bangs and an undercut can give you everything. Is there anything you could ask for? Go for blonde highlights when you need something to add shine to your dark tresses.
#34: Choppy Pixie for Thin Hair
There’s always a haircut that looks astonishing on whatever hair type you have in your fifties. Take a gorgeous, choppy pixie for thin hair as an example. Achieve a textured style, and that’s how you stand out. If you have the natural shade of platinum, you’ll rock this look without a hitch.
#35: Messy Pixie for Thinning Hair
Texture always adds fullness to locks, so here’s a messy pixie for thinning hair if this is your case. Looking lovely on a platinum blonde, the trend brightens up your face.
#36: White Pixie Bob
For a beauty in her 50s, you can rock this white pixie bob by throwing in a much-needed texture. It features an undercut because the typical haircut isn’t just for you. Your natural sassy vibe is what will complete this entire style, for sure!
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#37: Youthful Layered Pixie
This long, razored pixie cut is very easy to style – scrunching some texture paste in the top will make it look super cute. This cut also looks great, with one side tucked behind the ear for an effortless look.
Going from having long hair to a pixie cut is a big change, but it can be much easier (less blowing drying time and less hair to wash). You will also want to get your hair cut more often to keep the shape. This cut would look good blown out and straightened and scrunched with a little paste or mousse and messy.
#38: Silver Razor Pixie Cut
This pixie hairstyle would look great at any age or hair type. It’s soft, edgy, and modern without looking too “try-hard.” Also, it’s a great way to transition to silver and cut off an old unwanted color!
Consider the details you want to see specifically before sitting in the chair. Ask yourself, do I want the sides clipper cut? How do I want the sideburns to lay? What sort of bang am I comfortable with? Most pixies require some pomade or clay/wax to finish, and your hair type will determine your desired product. Ask your stylist what they think is best.
#39: Blonde Younger-Looking Pixie Cut
A blonde, younger-looking pixie cut should have a soft perimeter. Keeping the neckline longer but still tapered appears more youthful and feminine and could help you look 10 years younger.
#40: Salt-and-Pepper Short Pixie
A salt-and-pepper short pixie has been all the rage this season. Embracing your natural tones is the way to less maintenance. When your sparkles ( grey hairs ) shine through, they give added texture because grey hair is more coarse. A pixie hairstyle is an easy wash-and-go haircut.
#41: Very Short White Pixie Cut Haircut
Wavy and straight textures work beautifully with a short pixie style. Easy to maintain daily, but has maintenance upkeep of 4-5 weeks to keep up with hair growth. Great for finer hair, it will look more full with a short pixie.
#42: Shaggy Pixie Cut for Older Ladies
Everyone always loves a shaggy pixie cut for older ladies. This style not only makes you look younger, but it’s also super easy to take care of. The only con to this cut is that you tend to need more visits to the salon to keep it looking top-notch.